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Your First Lesson with your teacher

Where should the lesson take place?

If the lesson is taking place in your home, try to find a quiet spot where there are not the usual distractions of television, etc. Where the student is under 18, please also ensure that though the lesson takes place somewhere quiet, the door is left ajar and a parent or guardian does pop in to say hello during the session as this will be reassuring for both teacher and student.

If you have arranged to go to the teacher's home, please think safety first and ensure you tell someone where you are going and don't go alone until you feel comfortable with your teacher./p>

Preparing for your lesson

It would be useful to reflect upon what you want from your lessons ahead of the initial meeting so that you can then explain to the teacher what your goals and motivations are.

It is also worth asking your teacher to bring along photo ID and any references or CRB check, as a professional they may expect this. Indeed, if you are visiting their home, they may ask you for some ID as well in the interests of safety.

What to expect in your first lesson

Your first lesson will:

  • be an opportunity for you to see if you get on well with the teacher.
  • be where you set our your goals, ability level and expectations.
  • enable your teacher to measure your current ability through exercises so they can devise an agreed learning plan.

Progession of your Arts & Crafts Lessons

Teachers value feedback, so:

  • do ask your teacher to raise or ease the pace or difficulty of sessions.
  • do suggest any changes you would like to see such as direction or structure.
  • do give feedback about your teacher via First Tutors: Arts & Crafts.